Logo Competition

Community Council Logo Competition

The Council held a competition for the pupils of Shirenewton Primary School to design a logo for the Council.
The standard of the entries was very high which made picking a winner very difficult, the winners who each received book tokens were:-
1st – Amber Denne
2nd – Evie Denne
3rd – Tomos Williams

The winners with Cllrs Philip Butterworth and Keith Dunn OBE

The winning Logo

Media Release

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Six year old wins competition to design new logo for Shirenewton Community Council
A six year old pupil has won a competition to design a new logo for Shirenewton Community Council.

Amber Denne, a pupil at Shirenewton Primary School entered a competition to design a new logo for the Shirenewton Community Council, which serves Shirenewton, Mynyddbach, Earlswood and Newchurch West in Monmouthshire.

Three designs were selected by Councillors from the Community Council and Amber’s design was selected because it was felt that it represented the identity and feeling of our community.  The new logo will now be used on the council’s headed paper, signage and social media sites.

The other winners of the competition were Evie Denne, aged 9 and Tomos Williams, aged 11.

Commenting on her design Amber said: “I drew the Shirenewton church because it represents Shirenewton. I did three sheep because I have two sisters and there are lots of sheep around Shirenewton. Also, I put a heart because Shirenewton is a lovely place to live and go to school.”

Pupils from the Art Department at Chepstow School also helped in digitising the final image under the direction of Rachel Jeffery, Subject Leader for Art at Chepstow School.

Jillian Mitchell, Headteacher at Shirenewton Primary School said: “Being a school at the heart of our local community we were delighted to be invited to help the Community Council in designing their new logo. We are very proud of Amber’s beautiful design and grateful to Chepstow School for their support in digitising it.”

Mat Sims, Headteacher at Chepstow School said: “I was impressed with this skilfully executed piece of work.  I was even more impressed to meet the six year old designer and hear the creative theory and the design process behind it.  It is very clear she has put lots of careful thought into this work resulting in a visually appealing and memorable piece of work.  She has cleverly portrayed her love for the community and her family in this piece”.

Councillor Phil Butterworth, Chair of Shirenewton Community Council said: “The Community Council were delighted to award 1st place to Amber. We felt her entry captured the identity and feeling of our community. The Community Council would like to thank Shirenewton Primary School teachers and students for running the competition and Chepstow School for arranging for the winning design which was refreshed by their Art Department so it can be widely used by the Council”.

He added “The Council would also like to record its thanks to Councillor Keith Dunn, OBE who is also a Governor at both schools, for getting everyone together from both schools and organising the competition.”


The Winner

The Winner and her Sisters